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Shirley Scott

Shirley Scott began playing piano and trumpet in her native Philadelphia. By the mid 1950s, she was playing piano in the city's thriving club scene - often with the very young John Coltrane. A club owner needed her to fill in on organ one night and the young Shirley took to it immediately, crafting a swinging, signature sound unlike anyone else almost from the get go.

On a swing through town, Basie tenor man Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (1922-86) heard Scott and asked her to join his band. They recorded prolifically together - as co-leaders - and released a hugely popular series of “Cookbook” records for Prestige during the late 1950s.

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Discography

Trio Classics, Vol. 1

Trio Classics, Vol. 1

Prestige Records
2004

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Trio Classics, Volume 1

Trio Classics, Volume...

Prestige Records
2004

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Like Cozy

Prestige Records
2001

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Something

Verve Records
2001

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Soul Sister

Prestige Records
2000

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Soul Sister

Verve Records
1999

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